Biography

Japanese Bio

Biography

Born in 1975 and living in Osaka. After graduating from a B.A. in Fine Art in London, returning to Japan then experiencing being an artist in residence in Germany, France, and U.S. The art works explore life and death, nature and artificiality, as well as femininity. Media used are mainly video installations and the works contain elements of performance. Recent solo exhibitions are ‘Diary 2020’ at The Third Gallery Aya (2020), ‘Ghost’ at Art-U room (2017), ‘TEGAMI’ at FRISE, Hamburg (2016), “Project ‘Mirrors’”, at Kyoto Art Center (2013), The group exhibitions are ‘Casabranca Biennale’ (2017), ‘WROUGHT’ in Sheffield (2016), ‘Kyoto Current’ at Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art (2013). She continues her annual project ‘Doors’ – filming and editing one sequence in which she opens a door and enters a space every year since 2013.

2001

B.A.in Fine Arts at Middlesex University, England

2020

M.A.in Art and Media at Osaka University

2021

Live in Osaka and Hyogo

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2002

‘Dream Island’, CAS, Osaka

2003

‘Underneath the Twinkling Stars’, Krinzinger Projekte, Vienna

2004

‘Soap Opera’, Art-U room, Tokyo

2005

‘Dune/Trip’, PH Gallery, NY

2006

‘The Dark Hours of the Forest in the Red Room’, G-wings Gallery, Kanazawa
‘My Real Name’, The Third Gallery Aya, Osaka

2007

‘Outo’, Enghien les Bains Art Center, France
‘Wave’, Dawn Center, Osaka
‘Vomit’, Osaka Contemporary Art Center, Osaka

2010

‘Peals’, The Third Gallery Aya, Osaka

2011

‘In-between’, msc Gallery, Doshisha Women’s College of Liberal Arts, Kyoto

2013

‘Project “Mirrors”‘, Kyoto Art Center, Kyoto

2014

‘Forcing House’, Art-U room, Tokyo

2015

‘Voice’, The Third Gallery Aya, Osaka

2016

‘TEGAMI -Perspektiven japanischer Künstler- Tomoko Inagaki’, FRISE – Künstlerhaus Hamburg e.V.

2017

‘Ghost’, Art-U room, Tokyo

2018

‘Decalcomanie’, The Third Gallery Aya, Osaka

2020

‘Diary 2020’, The Third Gallery Aya, Osaka

Selected Group Exhibitions

1998

‘Dairy’, Quicksilver Gallery, London(Toured to Paris and Brussels)

2000

‘Show Reel’, Gallery291, London
‘East End Collaboration 2000’, Queen Mary and Westfield College, London
‘Bang’, Standpoint Gallery, London
‘The Third Festival of Experimental Art and Performance’, Manezh Central Exhibition Hall, St. Petersburg

2001

‘The National Review of Live Art’, The Arches, Glasgow

2002

Kobe Art Annual ‘Millefille’, Kobe Art Villege Center, Hyogo

2003

‘Enter Human’, CCA Kitakyusyu, Fukuoka
‘Komorebi’, Art Tower Mito, Ibaraki

2004

Osaka・Art・Caleidoscope ‘Spring・Flower・Life’, CASO, Osaka
‘Art Court Frontier’, ARTCOURT Gallery, Osaka
‘Pilot Plant’, (Tour Exhibition), Contemporary Art Factory, Tokyo/CASO, Osaka
Bunkamura Art show 2004 ‘Landing’, Bunkamura Gallery, Tokyo

2005

Selected for ‘Open Submission’, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima
‘Mirage in Summer’, Gunma Museum of Art, Tatebayashi

2006

Image Forum 2006, Tokyo

2007

‘I meet…’ , CASO, Osaka

2008

‘Bains Numeriques #3’, Centre des Arts Enghien les Bains, France
‘Nuitnumerique #6’, Centre Culturel Caint-Exupery, Reims, France
‘Talk & Exhibition 2008 – Video Art Activities’, Ox Warehause ,Macau

2009

‘Twinism’, Kunsthaus,Hamburg / AD&A Gallery, Osaka

2010

‘Transmediale.10’,the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin
Duo Exhibition ‘Tomoko Inagaki and Svenja Maass’, Kunstverein Harburger Barnhof, Hamburg
‘video_dumbo’,the Dumbo Art Center, Brooklyn, New York

2011

‘Nara Video Kotenpandant’, Nara City

2013

‘Kyoto Current 2013’,Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art,Kyoto

2014

‘I’m home’ Pre exhibition, Calo, Osaka
‘I’m home’, Jisen Center, Osaka

2015

‘TEGAMI – Perspektiven japanischer Künstler’, Das Japanesche Haus, Leipzig
‘Gakuen Art Week’, Gallery GM-1, Nara

2016

One to One Performance Festival ’WROUGHT’, Sheffield
Biennale Internationale Casablanca

2017

’12 Messages -Marine’,+1 art,Osaka

2019

‘Reading Fermentation’,+1 art,Osaka
‘Waves and Frequencies’, FRISE – Künstlerhaus Hamburg e.V. and toured to CAS,Osaka

2020

‘HER/HISTORY’, Jisen Center, Osaka

Residencies and Studios

2002

CCA Kitakyusyu

2004

‘ARCUS PROJECT 2004’

2006-2007

the 17th Art-Ex Osaka (Artist in Residence), Enghien les Bains, France

2009-2010

‘Kunstler zu Gast in Harburg’,Hamburg, Germany

2014

‘Vermont Studio Center 2014′ U.S.

2020

ART OMI, NY

2020-2021

Super Studio Kitakagaya, Osaka

Grants and Awards

1999

‘Ray Finnis Award 1999’, England

2002

Selected for the 5th Art Documents Support Program (ADSP) by SHISEIDO

2012

Awarded for ‘eAT KANAZAWA Digital Creative Award 2012’

Curations

2014

‘I’m home’ Pre exhibition, Calo, Osaka
‘I’m home’, Jisen Center, Osaka

2016-2017

‘Melting Point’ Sheffield, Hamburg, Osaka, Nagoya, Tokyo

2020

‘HER/HISTORY’, Jisen Center, Osaka